Water carrying only the electromagnetic signature of a DNA sequence can make a replica of the sequence out of simple building blocks, Nobel laureate HIV researcher shows. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
When Noble laureate HIV researcher Luc
Montagnier discovered that certain bacterial and viral DNA sequences dissolved
in water causes electromagnetic signals to be emitted at high dilutions, that
was bad enough (see [1, 2] 'Homeopathic'
Signals from DNA and Electromagnetic
Signals from HIV, SiS 48). Now, new results from his lab appear to
show that the DNA sequence itself could be reconstituted from the
electromagnetic signal. That has so stunned the scientific community that one prominent
supporter was nonetheless moved to remark: “Luc is either a genius or he is
mad!” But some quantum physicists are taking that very seriously, and are
linking Montagnier’s findings to decades of research demonstrating the
sensitivity of organisms to extremely weak electromagnetic fields.
A story that goes back ten years
Luc Montagnier tells the story that began
10 years ago when he discovered the strange behaviour of a small bacterium, Mycoplasm
pirum, a frequent companion to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection;
and like the HIV, has special affinity for the human lymphocytes (white blood
cells) . He was trying to separate the bacterium of about 300 nm from the
virus particles of about 120 nm using filters of pore size 100 nm and 20 nm,
starting with pure cultures of the bacterium on lymphocytes.
(solution that went through the filter) was sterile, and no bacterium grew in a
rich culture medium that would normally support its growth. Furthermore,
polymerase chain reactions (PCR) based on primers (short starting sequences)
derived from adhesin, a gene of the bacterium that had been cloned and
sequenced, failed to detect any DNA in the filtrate.
But, to Montagnier’s surprise,
when the filtrate was incubated with lymphocytes that were not infected
with Mycoplasm (according to the most stringent tests), the bacterium
was regularly recovered.
So, was there
some information in the filtrate responsible for directing the synthesis of the
bacterium? That marked the beginning of a long series of investigations on how
DNA behaves in water, which led to the discovery that the M. pirum DNA
was emitting low frequency electromagnetic waves in some diluted solutions of
the filtrate in water, and this property of M. pirum DNA was soon
extended to other bacterial and viral DNA [1, 2].
The instrument used to detect
the electromagnetic (EM) signals consists of a solenoid (a coil of wire) that
detects the magnetic component of the waves produced by the DNA solution in a
plastic tube as it induces an electric current in the wire. This current is
amplified and analysed in a laptop computer using special software, and the
resultant signals plotted out on the computer screen.
Electromagnetic signals traced to DNA
In summary, ultra-low frequency (500 – 3
000 Hz) electromagnetic (EM) signals were detected in certain dilutions of the
filtrate from cultures of micro-organisms (virus, bacteria) or from the plasma
of humans infected with the same agents. The same results were obtained from
their extracted DNA. The EM signals are not linearly correlated with the
initial number of bacterial cells before filtration. In one experiment, the EM
signals were similar in suspensions of E. coli cells varying from 109
down to 10. It is an “all or none” phenomenon. The EM signals are detected only
in some high water dilutions of the filtrates; for example, from 10-9
to 10-18 in some preparations.
In the case of M. pirum,
an isolated single gene, adhesin (previously cloned and sequenced. 3 435
basepairs) could induce the EMS, suggesting that a short DNA sequence is
sufficient to induce the signals. Similarly, a short HIV DNA sequence of 104
basepairs is enough to produce the EM signals.
Some bacteria do not produce
the EM signals (at least in the range detected by the instrument), as in the
case of probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus, and also some lab
strains of E. coli used as cloning vector.
These studies have been
extended to viruses, but not all virus families have been investigated. Similar
EM signals were detected from some retroviruses (HIV, FeLV), hepatitis viruses
(HBV, HCV), and influenza A cultures. In general, EM signals are produced by 20
nm filtrates of viral suspensions or from the extracted DNA. In the case of
HIV, RNA is not a source of the EM signals, but rather, the EM signals are
produced by the proviral DNA present in infected cells. In bacteria, however,
the EM signals are produced by 100 nm filtrates, and not by the 20 nm
filtrates. This led Montagnier’s team to suggest that nanostructures of water
are carriers of the information. Although highly purified water was used, the
presence of trace contaminants in the nanostructures cannot be ruled out. The
production of EM signals is resistant to treatment with the enzymes RNAse,
DNAse, protease, or with detergent. However, it is sensitive to heat over 70 ºC
and freezing (-80 ºC). This sensitivity is reduced when dealing with purified
short DNA sequences. To produce the EM signals, succession (vigorous shaking)
is necessary, as well as stimulation by the electromagnetic background of very
low frequency, either from natural sources (the Schumann resonances, which
start at 7.83 Hz) or from artificial sources, such as the mains.
DNA sequence recreated from its
electromagnetic signature in pure water
In the new experiments, a fragment of HIV DNA
was taken from its long terminal repeat and used for generating EM signals.
This fragment was amplified by PCR to 487 bp and 104 bp. Dilutions of the DNA
were made and the production of EM signals under the ambient electromagnetic
background was detected.
One of the
diluted solutions (say, 10-6), which gave a positive signal, was
placed in a container shielded by 1 mm think mu-metal (an alloy that absorbs EM
waves). Close to it, another tube containing pure water was placed. The
water content of each tube had been filtered through 450 nm and 20 nm filters
and diluted from 10-2 to 10-15, as for the DNA solution.
A copper solenoid is placed around the tubes and they were exposed to a low
intensity electric current oscillating at 7 Hz produced by an external
generator. The magnetic field produced by the external generator is maintained
for 18 hours at room temperature. EM signals are then recorded from each tube. At
that point, the tube containing pure water also emits EM signals at the
dilutions corresponding to those giving positive EMS in the original DNA tube.
This result shows that the EMS carried by the nanostructures in the water
originating from the DNA has been transmitted to the pure water in 18 hours. No
such transfer of EM signals was achieved when the time of exposure was less
than 16 to 18 hours, or when the coil is absent, or when the generator of
magnetic field was turned off, or the frequency of excitation was less than 7
Hz, or when DNA was absent in the ‘donor’ tube.
Now for the most crucial test: could
the EM signals transmitted to the pure water that never had DNA in it provide
sufficient information to recreate the DNA sequence? To do the test, all the
ingredients necessary for synthesizing the DNA by the polymerase chain reaction
– nucleotides, primers, polymerase enzyme - were added to the tube with the
pure water that had gained the EM signal. The amplification was done under
ordinary conditions, and the DNA produced was then run through an agarose gel
A DNA band of
the expected size (104 bp) was found. It was 98 percent identical to the
sequence of DNA from which the EM signals originated (only 2 out of 104 basepairs
was highly reproducible, 12 out of 12 times; and was also repeated with another
DNA sequence from the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme
Bringing bacterium back to life from its
This suggests an explanation for
Montagnier’s original observation made ten years ago that the bacterium could
be reconstituted from a sterile filtrate incubated with human lymphocytes. The
EM signals of all the bacterium’s DNA were in the sterile filtrate. The
nanostructures induced by M. pirum DNA in the filtrate carried
information representing different segments of its genomic DNA. Each
nanostructure, when in contact with the human lymphocytes, directs the
synthesis of the corresponding DNA by the DNA polymerases in the cell. There is
then a certain probability that each piece of DNA recombines within the cell to
reconstruct the whole DNA genome of Mycoplasm. From there, the synthesis
of the rest of the bacterium – membrane lipids, ribosomes, and proteins – could
take place, thanks to the host cells. One single reconstituted Mycoplasm
is sufficient to infect the lymphocytes. “All the steps assumed in the
regeneration from water can be analysed and open to verification.” The
researchers wrote .
They remind us
that indeed, Craig Venter’s group had claimed to have created life by first reassembling
an entire Mycoplasm genome from pieces bought off the shelf (see  Synthetic Life? Not By a Long
Shot, SiS 47). So at least that step is not impossible.
The finding also dovetails with evidence
that molecules intercommunicate by electromagnetic signals, which bring them
together for biochemical reactions (see  The Real
Bioinformatics Revolution , SiS 33). However, it raises the
fundamental question of how water could store and receive electromagnetic
information of such precision that a DNA sequence could be reproduced without a
template, which is how it is normally done.
The answer takes us on a
fascinating journey through decades of research on the exquisite sensitivity of
organisms to ultraweak electromagnetic fields, and the quantum electrodynamic
theory of water (see  Quantum Coherent Water,
Non-thermal EMF Effects, & Homeopathy, and other articles in the
series, SiS 51).
Charles McEwan Comment left 20th July 2011 21:09:08 I can't pay through pay pal. How else may I subscribe?
warren brodey m.d. Comment left 20th July 2011 21:09:54 This is fascinating research and exceedingly important. I am glad SIS is able to bring forward such information to those of us who like SIS are concerned with the social consequences of such findings.
Too often those involved with creating potential alternative futures have no means of entering the relatively private room of pioneering scientists. It is good to be informed. Thanks to SIS
Dr. Michael Godfrey Comment left 20th July 2011 22:10:10 Goes to show that we are all just collections of EM energy fields with a body that follows us around. The latter can then be reconstituted and recycled as infinitum. Jacques Benveniste would be delighted.
gunwoong bahng Comment left 21st July 2011 08:08:01 Regarding about the water memory mechanism, you may refer the work by Russian people, Vysotskil, Kornilova, and Smirnov. They [ublished their extensive work on water memory in a book "Applied biophysics of activated water".
robert davidson MD, PhD Comment left 25th July 2011 10:10:41 Thank you, Dr Ho and ISIS, for this great article!
Drs Montagnier and Szent-Gyorgyi have vindicated Antoine Bechamp and Royal Rife. Homeopathy is outstripping allopathy. The science in support of classical homeopathy is much stronger than that in support of allopathy. Perhaps now the "Fourth Element" of the blood is being described in detail. Our survival as a species will depend on homeopathy.
R. Drengot Comment left 9th December 2011 10:10:52 Does anyone know if this experiment has been replicated? I hope it doesn't get dismissed or ignored by scientists.
The experiment has got a lot of attention from the media and scorn from the mainstream scientific community, but as of today I can't see an useful discussion about it anywhere (other than on this web page).
Dr M Comment left 11th February 2016 17:05:13 Im curious if anyone has seen the experiment Luc Montagnier has done with a DNA Sequence Reconstituted from Water Memory?
• Imprinting DNA on water molecules
• Digitally recording the information
• Emailing the wave file to Italian lab
• Bombarding Sterile H2O with the wave file
• Reconstituting the "original DNA" strand from loose base pairs suspended in the "wave treated" H2O
Is this possible or is there an alternative explanation his results?